These brave journalists were shot dead

Aug 04, 2018, 14:20 IST
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Senior journalist, editor, and activist Gauri Lankesh was found dead with four bullets wound on her head and chest at the doorstep of her Bengaluru residence on 5 September 2017. Preliminary investigation revealed that unidentified assailants had fired seven bullets and four hit her. Lankesh was the Editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike and would often write against Sangh organisations and communal violence in India. It's worth pointing out that Lankesh was convicted in two cases of criminal defamation filed against a story her magazine published in 2008. Her death throws focus on the perils of being a journalist in the country

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In India, 'Press' is considered to be the fourth estate of democracy. However, ironically, India ranks as the third unsafe country for journalist followed by Syria and Iraq. The profession neither offers good remuneration nor any safety. Several journalists' deaths made headlines. In several cases, people behind the crime roam freely. These are some of the journalists who were assassinated for their fearless reporting. Here's a look

 

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